West Hartford Housing Authority Awarded Grant for Family Self-Sufficiency Program

West Hartford, Connecticut – January 17, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the West Hartford Housing Authority $67,524 for its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The renewed funding allows the WHHA to offer the FSS program for the seventh year to nearly 40 households.

The Family Self Sufficiency program is designed to help create more financially stable families that contribute financially and socially to the West Hartford community. Self-sufficient families add to the economic base of the community at large. They become customers to local businesses and stakeholders in their neighborhoods.

Families who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher FSS program are provided opportunities for education, job training, and other forms of social service assistance. The FSS program links families to needed services in order to meet individual goals. When a family successfully completes FSS, they are free of cash assistance and are gainfully employed.

For more information about the FSS program, residents of West Hartford are encouraged to visit: http://westhartfordha.org/section-8-vouchers/fss/

For more information about the West Hartford Housing Authority and its programs, visit: http://westhartfordha.org

About the West Hartford Housing Authority

The Mission of the West Hartford Housing Authority is to create, preserve, revitalize and pursue affordable housing and community development opportunities that serve a diverse mix of households.  The core efforts of the Authority will be focused in West Hartford, and through our affiliate Trout Brook Realty Advisors we will entertain, through partnerships or through consultative services, affordable housing activity throughout the State of Connecticut.

The WHHA seeks to promote a viable and dynamic community through its leadership and collaborative activities, and will continue to focus on maintaining and managing quality housing and providing residential services that afford our residents the opportunity to achieve personal growth and financial independence.

Contact:

Tracy Webber
Office Manager
twebber@westhartfordha.org

West Hartford Housing Authority
80 Shield Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 953-0002 x.25